Are chess blogs a waste of time, Nigel?

Posted: June 30, 2011 in Chess
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Being an avid reader of both New in Chess and Chessbase, it is very exciting to see these two chess media giants having a fight. I have weighed in with my own opinion, which was published on the Chessbase site. (It’s there somewhere, don’t give up!) But it wasn’t without a sense of guilt for ignoring Nigel Davies’ excellent advice to spend more time on chess rather than chess news.

There are far too many polticial arguments in chess. I gave up trying to understand them years ago. I have no idea how the world championship works, who the world champions are, or even how many there are.*

I wonder what Nigel thinks about writing chess blogs. Are they a waste of valuable time, Nigel?

Nigel doesn’t allow questions or comments on his blog, so I thought I’d ask it here.

*Only joking, Vishy.

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Comments
  1. n says:

    Hi Joseph,

    Well you could have become one of my Facebook friends (!) but now that you ask I think it depends what you blog about. I’m a great believer in keeping tournament diaries which could be done as a blog.

    My own motivation is different; I’m producing my ‘Chess Improver’ blog largely as a PR exercise.

    Nigel

  2. Joseph says:

    Ah, yes, if you are a chess professional you need a bit of PR and yours is not only good PR but also a great service to the chess community.

    Thanks for taking the trouble to comment, Nigel. It was very clever of you to find me but no less than I expected.

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